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Torre Giralda, Seville

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Once an ancient mosque’s minaret, Torre Giralda is a converted belfry soaring over the city’s famous Gothic cathedral. A symbol of the city easily recognizable from countless postcards and tourist brochures, the tower can be climbed for a sweeping view of the surrounding area. This brick tower on the northeastern side of the World Heritage–listed cathedral is 104 m (341 ft) tall, originally built around 1190. The tallest sections of the tower were added much later, when Christians took over most of the city’s Islamic buildings and converted them to suit their religious needs. The tower can only be accessed through the cathedral. To ensure entry, check online for available tour options before you go. To visit Torre Giralda and get the most from your holiday in Seville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Seville trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • Go there when visiting the cathedral. You will one of the best views of the city in all directions. Beware of the stairs; there are lots. 
    Go there when visiting the cathedral. You will one of the best views of the city in all directions. Beware of the stairs; there are lots.  more »
  • Originally the building was a minaret part of a large mosque, the mosque was largely destroyed but the minaret survived an a large tower placed on top. There are no steps (or a lift) up to the top... 
    Originally the building was a minaret part of a large mosque, the mosque was largely destroyed but the minaret survived an a large tower placed on top. There are no steps (or a lift) up to the top...  more »
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  • As i like to say, finish up from the cathedral then head up the tower for the dessert of the view! Keep in mind, it's 30-35 floors up on a ramp (not stairs) so be prepared for that. There are places to stop for a minute and catch your breath, though at the top, the view alone will take it all away again! Wonderful 360 view sight of Seville from a distance, where modern meet the old and vice versa. The cathedral on the other hard, like never seen before. Shockingly, when I first entered I thought this isn't what i expected, but when you walk in the main hall of the cathedral, you start to appreciate it quite nicely. From entry point, all the way inside, keep an eye out on the tainted windows, the ceilings above you and the overall design of the place. Also, walk around in order and look at the beautifully designed walls, Columbus tomb and much more! Always, book in advance your spots to avoid a line and waiting.
  • A cultural experience to behold, but bring your walking shoes! You enter thru the cathedral and head up an incline that's about 30 stories. It's a challenge but definitely worth the trek. The gift shop does sell water at a very reasonable price, so don't be afraid to get a bottle before heading up. The history, architecture, and views are a highlight of any trip. You can see so much of Seville it's quite an experience!!!

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